110m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A long and interesting route, but watch out for ants' nests! Care is needed with the rock in places especially at the belay at the end of P3 and the blocks near the top of P4. Start at a narrow rib of rock that heads up through moss and heather to a tree.
1) 4a, 14m. Climb the rib of rock past a tree and heather to another tree and belay.
2) 4c, 22m. Move up into the groove on the left and then head left to the rib of the buttress. Take the rib on its left side to a large ledge and belay.
3) 4c, 20m. Climb down the corner on the right of the belay ledge for 4m and then traverse right to a tiny tree. Climb up then rightwards via some tricky moves to a belay below an overhang and next to a large unstable block.
4) 4b, 18m. Move left under the overhang and climb the left-facing corners and grooves above to a ledge and tree belay.
5) 4c, 18m. Move left to a thin crack and follow this and the rib above it to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start at the toe of the first rib that reaches the path when approaching from the Lodore Hotel.
P1. Climb the broken rock and moss to a tree belay below a groove.
P2. 4c. Step left above the tree into the groove, then move left around the arete. Climb up the slaby wall on positive holds. Step right onto a ledge.
P3. 4c. Step down off the ledge to the right, and skip over the ant hill. Traverse further right for about 5m to a small tree then climb diagonally up and right to the blocks of doubtful stability under the black roof.
P4. Step back left and climb a steep corner, keeping left, to a ledge.
P5. Step onto the fine slab on the left, and traverse left to the arete, then up this to a heathery finish. Tree belay below a scruffy wall.

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Simon Mee 6 May Show βeta
βeta: Pitch 2 was hard to get any reliable protection in after about 1/3 up! I'm pretty good at finding & fiddling gear in anywhere, but this felt really serious. A reasonably sustained 4c pitch, but serious, so for that reason I would suggest an overall grade of HVS 4c and 2 star
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βeta: Pitch 2 was hard to get any reliable protection in after about 1/3 up! I'm pretty good at finding & fiddling gear in anywhere, but this felt really serious. A reasonably sustained 4c pitch, but serious, so for that reason I would suggest an overall grade of HVS 4c and 2 star
Simon Mee 6 May Show βeta
βeta: Pitch 2 was hard to get any reliable protection in after about 1/3 up! I'm pretty good at finding & fiddling gear in anywhere, but this felt really serious. A resonably sustained 4c pitch, but serious, so for that reason I would suggest an overall grade of HVS 4c and 2 star
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Pitch 2 was hard to get any reliable protection in after about 1/3 up! I'm pretty good at finding & fiddling gear in anywhere, but this felt really serious. A resonably sustained 4c pitch, but serious, so for that reason I would suggest an overall grade of HVS 4c and 2 star
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foostu4 14 Sep Lead O/S Good route. Linked pitches 1 and 2, 3 and 4. Traversed straight across under the roofs rather than climbing down, felt more natural and linked nicely into the next pitch
Good route. Linked pitches 1 and 2, 3 and 4. Traversed straight across under the roofs rather than climbing down, felt more natural and linked nicely into the next pitch
robint12 15 Apr AltLd
with Chris Craven
with Chris Craven
Dave Cundy ?? -
Col Kingshott 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Ant’s nest was in amazing condition today, it’s impressive how quickly they can cover your feet, run up your shorts and balance along your rope. Well done ants! 4a Runout 4c 4c 4c 4b
Ant’s nest was in amazing condition today, it’s impressive how quickly they can cover your feet, run up your shorts and balance along your rope. Well done ants! 4a Runout 4c 4c 4c 4b
James Worthington 20 Jun, 2018 AltLd Led the traverse pitch, still a good climb.
with Iain, Taff
Led the traverse pitch, still a good climb.
with Iain, Taff
Hidden 27 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Keith Lambley 7 May, 2018 Lead
with Kate R
with Kate R
John Kelly 13 Apr, 2018 AltLd dnf Having slimed up the steep veg scramble MB launches out onto the arete at which point the damp turned to a gentle drizzle
with MB
Having slimed up the steep veg scramble MB launches out onto the arete at which point the damp turned to a gentle drizzle
with MB
Hidden 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
MusicalMountaineer 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Brilliant route.100% adventure climbing. Don't be put on by pitch 1, the rest is fantastic. Sure, it feels like the whole face feels like it may come off at any second, but it's worth it!
Brilliant route.100% adventure climbing. Don't be put on by pitch 1, the rest is fantastic. Sure, it feels like the whole face feels like it may come off at any second, but it's worth it!
cpoad 6 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S 1st pitch green and grotty, slab on 2nd pitch a bit mossy, but rest of climb fine.
with Clare F
1st pitch green and grotty, slab on 2nd pitch a bit mossy, but rest of climb fine.
with Clare F
JMM 24 Jun, 2017 Lead Very good climb, technically straightforward, but requiring care/steadiness;, some fiddly gear and bits of suspect rock in places. Finished up the last pitch of Kaleidoscope as per new FRCC Borrowdale guide(some of the original route fell down a few years ago!)--this is given 4b but one move harder than anything on all the 4c pitches below!
Very good climb, technically straightforward, but requiring care/steadiness;, some fiddly gear and bits of suspect rock in places. Finished up the last pitch of Kaleidoscope as per new FRCC Borrowdale guide(some of the original route fell down a few years ago!)--this is given 4b but one move harder than anything on all the 4c pitches below!
Hidden 2 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
noah 30 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Pitches 3,4 and 6 especially nice (apart from the massive ants nest), but the others a bit chossy/vegetated. Nice varied route overall. Led P's 1, 3, 5
with C. Densham
Pitches 3,4 and 6 especially nice (apart from the massive ants nest), but the others a bit chossy/vegetated. Nice varied route overall. Led P's 1, 3, 5
with C. Densham
Harry Ellis 29 Apr, 2017 - Pitch 4 starts well but becomes scarily loose
with Luke Jones
Pitch 4 starts well but becomes scarily loose
with Luke Jones
JonLongshanks 26 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Not a feckin clue about the last pitches! Finished in the dark, Mike got climbing disease and climbed like a granny. Mike P1, 3 Jon P2 ,4
Not a feckin clue about the last pitches! Finished in the dark, Mike got climbing disease and climbed like a granny. Mike P1, 3 Jon P2 ,4
Chloe Wilson 23 Apr, 2017 2nd
with joeflan
with joeflan
joeflan 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S ANTS!
ANTS!
Mark Eddy 22 Apr, 2017 Lead Far too much vegetation and choss to be a starred route let alone 3 stars! The 4th pitch felt dangerously loose. In-between all that we found some fine climbing. The ants bite!
Far too much vegetation and choss to be a starred route let alone 3 stars! The 4th pitch felt dangerously loose. In-between all that we found some fine climbing. The ants bite!
annastudholme 22 Apr, 2017 2nd
paul horabin ??, 2017 Lead
Hidden 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd
ruairidhwad ?Aug, 2016 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman
with Dawn Brinkman
Dawn_K_B 31 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Many ants. Worth it for the climb though.
Many ants. Worth it for the climb though.
Ethan Thomas - Summiteer 21 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Old Baldie 6 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Dave Teesdale
with Dave Teesdale
PeteWilson 2 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S linked first two pitches together to start, found the second pitch up the left of the arête quite bold and reachy, felt more like HVS 4c to me, but maybe I went on the wrong line as I stepped left to a tree belay. alt pitches after that.
with John P
linked first two pitches together to start, found the second pitch up the left of the arête quite bold and reachy, felt more like HVS 4c to me, but maybe I went on the wrong line as I stepped left to a tree belay. alt pitches after that.
with John P
55pete55 1 Jun, 2016 2nd
mutt 28 May, 2016 Lead
with julian prieto
with julian prieto
Julian Prieto 28 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1, 2, 5 (P1 and 2 in 1 pitch)
with Matt Burrows, Monkey_Alan
Led P1, 2, 5 (P1 and 2 in 1 pitch)
with Matt Burrows, Monkey_Alan
Hidden 8 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Joshua.Brunning 5 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S lead all pitches
lead all pitches
mussonlr 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd
smithjmw46 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd Highlights were the two 4b pitches. Both excellent.
Highlights were the two 4b pitches. Both excellent.
jack morris 94 ??, 2016 -
JSCB ??, 2016 Lead O/S
adie84 ??, 2016 -
Darron ??, 2016 -
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
James Worthington 17 Aug, 2015 AltLd Did the odd pitches. Really enjoyed this climb.
with Iain
Did the odd pitches. Really enjoyed this climb.
with Iain
Dexter JW 30 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Regarding ants.. I,ve seen bigger. Great adventure morning out. Finished up the 5a arete cuz the chimney looked unpleasant with a pack
with Gatley
Regarding ants.. I,ve seen bigger. Great adventure morning out. Finished up the 5a arete cuz the chimney looked unpleasant with a pack
with Gatley
Gatley 30 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S Didn't see a single ant. So, loved the safety on the lower pitches with the water right below you
Didn't see a single ant. So, loved the safety on the lower pitches with the water right below you
joe.91 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Really fun and varied route. Don't let the ant comments scare you, the threat is easily managable
with Reidy
Really fun and varied route. Don't let the ant comments scare you, the threat is easily managable
with Reidy
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd
saintlade ?Jul, 2015 - Met Jamie around 7.45 Rossthwaite, must have started climbing the route around 08:30. As other have said, good honest adventure. Don't let the first pitch put you off. After the grassy/mossy start a great 2nd pitch (maybe bold for VS?), 3rd pitch the ants were out in force. 4th pitch a couple of wobbly holds but not all that bad. Did the fantastic top pitch in failing light.
Met Jamie around 7.45 Rossthwaite, must have started climbing the route around 08:30. As other have said, good honest adventure. Don't let the first pitch put you off. After the grassy/mossy start a great 2nd pitch (maybe bold for VS?), 3rd pitch the ants were out in force. 4th pitch a couple of wobbly holds but not all that bad. Did the fantastic top pitch in failing light.
pastep 26 Jun, 2015 AltLd A route with everything, slabs, steep sections, traversing,down climbing,moss, lichen, grass,ants and loose blocks(the pointed prow at the end of pitch 4 will come down soon).
with Woody
A route with everything, slabs, steep sections, traversing,down climbing,moss, lichen, grass,ants and loose blocks(the pointed prow at the end of pitch 4 will come down soon).
with Woody
Colin Dyer 5 Jun, 2015 AltLd After work evening trip. Great varied climb of consistent high quality and variety.
with Swampi
After work evening trip. Great varied climb of consistent high quality and variety.
with Swampi
Anna_wells 25 May, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 25 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S They really weren't lying about the giant ants! http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/borrowdales-best.html
They really weren't lying about the giant ants! http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/borrowdales-best.html
Hidden 4 May, 2015 2nd dog
Dave Warburton 2 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Got progressively wetter in the rain. Nice climb, but the finish was hard when wet.
Got progressively wetter in the rain. Nice climb, but the finish was hard when wet.
K Farrell 1 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Got a bit hairy towards the top in the rain, last few moves up the chimney were very slippy, glad I was seconding that pitch!
Got a bit hairy towards the top in the rain, last few moves up the chimney were very slippy, glad I was seconding that pitch!
steely 9 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S P1,3&5. Magic route with spectacular views. Good day out all round.
P1,3&5. Magic route with spectacular views. Good day out all round.
owain-1978 9 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with steely
with steely
WB 8 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S Not a pleasant experience. Ants, frightening blocks and chimneying with a rucksack. Adventurous :)
Not a pleasant experience. Ants, frightening blocks and chimneying with a rucksack. Adventurous :)
Hidden 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
mrginna 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitches 1 and 2
with max
Pitches 1 and 2
with max
AdamSale 2 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
swmackey 16 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Nov, 2014 2nd
BLodge 21 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Stanners 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S All the main pitches except the 10m traverse to the yew tree. The killer ants and jungle feel on the first pitch made this a total 3 star adventure. Possibly THE best pitch I've ever done up the final chimney? Spectacular belay to finish and just couldn't stop grinning. I miss the Lakes :( Back to avon!
All the main pitches except the 10m traverse to the yew tree. The killer ants and jungle feel on the first pitch made this a total 3 star adventure. Possibly THE best pitch I've ever done up the final chimney? Spectacular belay to finish and just couldn't stop grinning. I miss the Lakes :( Back to avon!
CreepingExcellence. 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 24 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Great adventure, shitty first pitch, 2nd bold, third mobbed by aggressive ants, 4th steep and intimidating, 5th has a very large pinnacle waiting to go, 6th in the dark! Excellent route but in no way a soft touch VS.
with Joe dickens
Great adventure, shitty first pitch, 2nd bold, third mobbed by aggressive ants, 4th steep and intimidating, 5th has a very large pinnacle waiting to go, 6th in the dark! Excellent route but in no way a soft touch VS.
with Joe dickens
JoeDickens 24 Jul, 2014 AltLd Led the top pitch. A great climb. 'That hold' at the start of the second pitch is a god-send. First and fifth pitches are a bit dodgy but the rest is excellent.
Led the top pitch. A great climb. 'That hold' at the start of the second pitch is a god-send. First and fifth pitches are a bit dodgy but the rest is excellent.
asmith37 6 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Very slightly underwhelmed by this route. Maybe it was the overgrown 1st pitch, the loose rock, the hideous looking final chimney or just the thousands of huge ants! Pitch 2 probably had the best climbing but felt committing and not that well protected.
Very slightly underwhelmed by this route. Maybe it was the overgrown 1st pitch, the loose rock, the hideous looking final chimney or just the thousands of huge ants! Pitch 2 probably had the best climbing but felt committing and not that well protected.
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Small and weak ?Jun, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead
Ste Ridd 16 May, 2014 AltLd
with manmike
with manmike
manmike 16 May, 2014 AltLd
jogle03 10 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Alex Thomson 4 May, 2014 AltLd
with jenpen
with jenpen
Hidden 4 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Mike Hewitt ?May, 2014 AltLd β Fantastic, varied climb.
with Jim Fairey
Fantastic, varied climb.
with Jim Fairey
Powertrain ??, 2014 -
chris skipton ??, 2014 -
jon59 ??, 2014 -
tmawer 13 Oct, 2013 AltLd There was a very recent rock scar on the traverse right to the last pitch and a HUGE pinnacle balanced on very little....this will go sometime over the winter I expect..take care.
There was a very recent rock scar on the traverse right to the last pitch and a HUGE pinnacle balanced on very little....this will go sometime over the winter I expect..take care.
BTphonehome 13 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S
with tmawer
with tmawer
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 -
Brendan 31 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P1, 2 and 4.
with Paul
Led P1, 2 and 4.
with Paul
jonnysims 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S lead pitches 1,3,5+6
with Tilt
lead pitches 1,3,5+6
with Tilt
Andrew Knight 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
guisboro andy 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Dervey 13 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 8 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Calum Wadsworth 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S In damp conditions pitch one very slippy and quite bold but the rest was brilliant!
with Chris
In damp conditions pitch one very slippy and quite bold but the rest was brilliant!
with Chris
Tilt ?Aug, 2013 AltLd Interesting! Bottom pitch slimey, top pitch exciting. Traverse full of ants.
Interesting! Bottom pitch slimey, top pitch exciting. Traverse full of ants.
Matt Poole 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Paulina Pilarska
with Paulina Pilarska
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 7 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Bill Kemball
with Bill Kemball
lithos 6 Jul, 2013 Lead guided. bit dirty on P1 but the holds stand out from the moss. really good varied climbing throughout.
with C3
guided. bit dirty on P1 but the holds stand out from the moss. really good varied climbing throughout.
with C3
jogh 1 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with vinni
with vinni
vinni 1 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with jogh
with jogh
nrgchapp 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Michael
with Michael
Hidden 26 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 May, 2013 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S Lead all pitches. Great route, gear where you need it and great moves! Ants add to the excitement. Great alternative to the busy near by crags!
Lead all pitches. Great route, gear where you need it and great moves! Ants add to the excitement. Great alternative to the busy near by crags!
DigitalSteak 4 May, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 2nd
Hidden 21 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Feb, 2013 Lead
Hidden 8 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 Lead
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
robbo157 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
robbo157 ??, 2013 -
tobyk 7 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Emma Knights
with Emma Knights
maria85 6 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Climbing the 2nd pitch of Revenge of the Giant Climbing Ants, tried to follow the rest of that route but think we did this one instead! First pitch of slime was the crux...
with Jules
Climbing the 2nd pitch of Revenge of the Giant Climbing Ants, tried to follow the rest of that route but think we did this one instead! First pitch of slime was the crux...
with Jules
HarryBowyer 6 Oct, 2012 Lead
Dan Geh 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S nice climb apart form the scrappy 1st pitch and massive ants on the traverse!
with tgeh
nice climb apart form the scrappy 1st pitch and massive ants on the traverse!
with tgeh
tgeh 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
with dan geh
Hidden 2 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
nia 10 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S great route made more interesting by the ants - last pitch is loose - take care
great route made more interesting by the ants - last pitch is loose - take care
Steve Woollard 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
J25 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
aleckirby 4 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S I seconded all 6 pitches
I seconded all 6 pitches
Naomi Havercroft 26 May, 2012 2nd
with James, pffft
with James, pffft
pffft 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S Lovely climbing, all four of the main pitches are different and a joy
with James West, Naomi Havercroft
Lovely climbing, all four of the main pitches are different and a joy
with James West, Naomi Havercroft
MartinLister 26 May, 2012 Lead
with Peter Brown
with Peter Brown
williap 5 May, 2012 Lead Great variety of climbing, felt soft for VS
with Hartley
Great variety of climbing, felt soft for VS
with Hartley
Hidden 1 May, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2012 2nd
wilkie14c 27 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf DNF due to the ants on P3!
with Mark Wilson
DNF due to the ants on P3!
with Mark Wilson
Hidden 15 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
tomhull 15 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
with matt harris
with matt harris
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
cballard ??, 2012 -
JonG ??, 2012 -
Ian Hinkins ??, 2012 -
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
joe_lancs 4 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Mike Sheehan 1 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Combination of first 3 pitches finishing via Kalideascope.
with Dave Absalom & Gerald Bonington
Combination of first 3 pitches finishing via Kalideascope.
with Dave Absalom & Gerald Bonington
Olli-C 31 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt lead pitches 1,3,5. Took pesticide to kill the ants.
lead pitches 1,3,5. Took pesticide to kill the ants.
Rachel Slater 31 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S lead pitch 2,4,6. Nice route.
with Olli-C
lead pitch 2,4,6. Nice route.
with Olli-C
David Bulley 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Wish I lived in the Lakes.
Wish I lived in the Lakes.
Krys81 17 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Led 1st pitch of 4. Awesome chimmney ont he last pitch. Make sure you choose the correct line for the 1st traverse (lower better than higher) so you don't have to teeter back to the ledge with millions of giant killer ants!
with Andy Stark
Led 1st pitch of 4. Awesome chimmney ont he last pitch. Make sure you choose the correct line for the 1st traverse (lower better than higher) so you don't have to teeter back to the ledge with millions of giant killer ants!
with Andy Stark
Hidden 13 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Bobbyonrock 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
DaveAtkinson 9 Aug, 2011 AltLd
with Richard Hewison
with Richard Hewison
Hidden 16 Jul, 2011 AltLd
KevB 13 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Rob Reynolds
with Rob Reynolds
Kirill 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
cem 26 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
with Natalia Male Alcalde
with Natalia Male Alcalde
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 25 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Big boots
Big boots
Euan S 11 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with digby
with digby
chris smith 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
with Keeley Scholes
Ellie79 24 Apr, 2011 AltLd P2 (4c), P4 (4b), P6 (4b)
with Mike C
P2 (4c), P4 (4b), P6 (4b)
with Mike C
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd
Neil D 8 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Betha.
with Betha.
Betha. 8 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Angered some pretty massive ants on the first traverse...
with Neil D
Angered some pretty massive ants on the first traverse...
with Neil D
buddha1369 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead Pitches 2,3 & 6...really good route!
with Swampi
Lead Pitches 2,3 & 6...really good route!
with Swampi
oliverk 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd Pitches 1, 3 and 5
with Malcolm
Pitches 1, 3 and 5
with Malcolm
graphiclunarkid 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Brilliant route. Led both traverses and the chimney (pitches 3,5 & 6). Do not anger the wood ants!
Brilliant route. Led both traverses and the chimney (pitches 3,5 & 6). Do not anger the wood ants!
Leelogs 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd Led pitch 2 and 4. Attack of the ants on pitch 3!!!
with SCC
Led pitch 2 and 4. Attack of the ants on pitch 3!!!
with SCC
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
iwebster59017 7 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S got a little lost on route, very overgrown on first couple of pitches!
got a little lost on route, very overgrown on first couple of pitches!
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Bob ??, 2011 -
duncana 23 Aug, 2010 AltLd Led easier pitches, but including fun traverse pitch 3. There had been some huge rock falls in the weeks before we climbed - big blocks at the bottom, and looking unstable at pitch 5/6.
with Pippa Archer
Led easier pitches, but including fun traverse pitch 3. There had been some huge rock falls in the weeks before we climbed - big blocks at the bottom, and looking unstable at pitch 5/6.
with Pippa Archer
the_keef 8 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Fantastic route, really interesting and varied, as previously mentioned watch out for the massive ants! There has been a pretty huge rockfall from next to the belay below the final chimney, be really careful on the traverse approaching the belay as there are some massive blocks that are just about to go.
with bobbyf, Andy Ford
Fantastic route, really interesting and varied, as previously mentioned watch out for the massive ants! There has been a pretty huge rockfall from next to the belay below the final chimney, be really careful on the traverse approaching the belay as there are some massive blocks that are just about to go.
with bobbyf, Andy Ford
Hidden 24 Jul, 2010 AltLd
David Wynne 3 Jul, 2010 2nd Watch out for the ants!!
Watch out for the ants!!
Adam1973 3 Jul, 2010 AltLd rpt
KevB 18 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Student
with Student
Hidden 10 Jun, 2010 2nd
Peter Metcalfe 10 Jun, 2010 Lead On second pitch I took variation start #2 and Cath took on the Revenge of the Climbing Ants!! Traverse on P3 wonderful. Finish by a steep chimney in an incredible position.
On second pitch I took variation start #2 and Cath took on the Revenge of the Climbing Ants!! Traverse on P3 wonderful. Finish by a steep chimney in an incredible position.
martrin 18 May, 2010 AltLd warning............ loads of loose rock, some block are leaning out ready to go!
with Colin Smith
warning............ loads of loose rock, some block are leaning out ready to go!
with Colin Smith
bazpearson 4 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with pete stollery
with pete stollery
Hidden 23 Apr, 2010 AltLd
Andy S 20 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Don't do this if you're not really solid at VS! 2nd pitch sparse on gear and very airy last pitch. A magical mystery tour of Gowder Crag! Very enjoyable in an esoteric, loose boulders kind of way.
Don't do this if you're not really solid at VS! 2nd pitch sparse on gear and very airy last pitch. A magical mystery tour of Gowder Crag! Very enjoyable in an esoteric, loose boulders kind of way.
Little B 20 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S nice traverse pitch - weirdly feels intimidating until you get going across.
with Andy S
nice traverse pitch - weirdly feels intimidating until you get going across.
with Andy S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
clint87 ??, 2010 2nd
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
ccraigg22 13 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 13 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
chrisallan 11 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Adam1973 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches.
Led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches.
Ken Applegate 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd Led pitches 1,2,3 and 5. First pitch is a bit green, but don't be tempted by the higher start to the right! Also, be very careful as there are some pretty hefty sized blocks that are loose on the 4th pitch.
Led pitches 1,2,3 and 5. First pitch is a bit green, but don't be tempted by the higher start to the right! Also, be very careful as there are some pretty hefty sized blocks that are loose on the 4th pitch.
Hidden 10 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
mikecollins 20 Aug, 2009 AltLd
with manmike
with manmike
manmike 20 Aug, 2009 AltLd rpt seepage from heavy rain on second pitch required an asertive approach
with zeff, mikecollins
seepage from heavy rain on second pitch required an asertive approach
with zeff, mikecollins
ginja1980 14 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2009 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S all pitches amazing *** in my book
with Pete aka Dad
all pitches amazing *** in my book
with Pete aka Dad
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 2 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Murray
with Murray
hawkins321 25 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S fantastic route. with the ants i felt like indiana jones! all i needed was a whip and a brown fendora hat!
with justin brewitt
fantastic route. with the ants i felt like indiana jones! all i needed was a whip and a brown fendora hat!
with justin brewitt
GPN 19 Jul, 2009 AltLd Care required with the hollow blocks - potential for more accidents if not cautious.
with net
Care required with the hollow blocks - potential for more accidents if not cautious.
with net
net 19 Jul, 2009 AltLd Only led the bushwhacking pitch! First pitch very very dirty, second pitch not well protected, third pitch has an exciting move off an ant hill at the start of the traverse (got bitten), fourth pitch excellent, though a bit loose, same goes for the top pitch.
with GPN
Only led the bushwhacking pitch! First pitch very very dirty, second pitch not well protected, third pitch has an exciting move off an ant hill at the start of the traverse (got bitten), fourth pitch excellent, though a bit loose, same goes for the top pitch.
with GPN
lukecw ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Peter Holder 24 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Adam Rawlings
with Adam Rawlings
Simonfarfaraway 1 Jun, 2009 AltLd
with Paul
with Paul
Different Steve 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
steve gould 14 May, 2009 AltLd
with cem
with cem
cem 14 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led p 2, 5 & 6
Led p 2, 5 & 6
PTatts 2 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with JTatts
with JTatts
Hidden 2 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P1,3&5. Dan Definitely got the harder pitches. A bit of an odd route, though with some nice climbing.
with dpmUK
Led P1,3&5. Dan Definitely got the harder pitches. A bit of an odd route, though with some nice climbing.
with dpmUK
dpmUK 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Led 2,4,6
Led 2,4,6
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
jlancashire ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
djking1983 10 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Harold Edwards
with Harold Edwards
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 -
KeithW 24 May, 2008 AltLd O/S Wandered around a bit & on checking the guide afterwards, we didn't go the right way. Good situation though.
with Clive Greenwood
Wandered around a bit & on checking the guide afterwards, we didn't go the right way. Good situation though.
with Clive Greenwood
Hidden 19 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
jugglingeek 10 May, 2008 AltLd O/S My first multi-pitch climb. Lots of fun, expecialy topping out on the final, terrifying chimney pitch. Second all pitches except the final traverse and chimney
with Paul Cookson
My first multi-pitch climb. Lots of fun, expecialy topping out on the final, terrifying chimney pitch. Second all pitches except the final traverse and chimney
with Paul Cookson
Hidden 29 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
markhowley 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd dnf
Neil Mackenzie 5 Apr, 2008 AltLd dnf bit of a mission !! didnt start til 4 and got to first belay in a hail storm, realised we were off route, returned back to route but weren't liking the persistance of vegatation! decided to escape up the mossy grove before starting the traverse
with mark
bit of a mission !! didnt start til 4 and got to first belay in a hail storm, realised we were off route, returned back to route but weren't liking the persistance of vegatation! decided to escape up the mossy grove before starting the traverse
with mark
Sean Kelly ??, 2008 -
cat22 ??, 2008 2nd O/S
Kazza91 ??, 2008 -
Lawrie Brand 29 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S This route will all fall down one day
with Malcolm
This route will all fall down one day
with Malcolm
IanJackson 14 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S Great outing.
Great outing.
Hidden 9 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
colin milton 27 Aug, 2007 AltLd
with dominic
with dominic
Mike Lee 10 Aug, 2007 2nd VS4c 6 pitches. Went off route!
with Jim
VS4c 6 pitches. Went off route!
with Jim
Hidden ??, 2007 AltLd
Maz J ??, 2007 AltLd led p1-2 and p6 with Nic
led p1-2 and p6 with Nic
paul robson 10 Sep, 2006 AltLd great climb varied and interesting throughout good gear where needed except for the very top of final chimmney
with alan mckinney
great climb varied and interesting throughout good gear where needed except for the very top of final chimmney
with alan mckinney
Hidden 12 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
mikekeswick ?Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with tommy
with tommy
barney_edin 28 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with Geoff M
with Geoff M
SKB 21 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with JT
with JT
Hidden 29 Apr, 2006 AltLd
climberuk 27 Apr, 2006 2nd dnf Climbed way off route due to moss. Got to the top of the crag but wouldnt qualify this as completing the route.
with Dan Fincham
Climbed way off route due to moss. Got to the top of the crag but wouldnt qualify this as completing the route.
with Dan Fincham
jonnyboy 27 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
with Simon
with Simon
alpinismo.uk ??, 2006 AltLd
craigswoods ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with Phil
with Phil
Abi Chard ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2005 AltLd
Hidden 18 Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
Howard J 12 Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
with John Turner
with John Turner
steve prior ?Apr, 2005 AltLd
with Roger C
with Roger C
Shaw Brown 26 Mar, 2005 AltLd
with David Jones
with David Jones
Wayne S ??, 2005 -
Hidden 13 Jun, 2004 Lead
Hidden 23 May, 2004 Lead
kickaha4 23 May, 2004 2nd
with karly54
with karly54
the abmmc 23 May, 2004 2nd
with karly54
with karly54
Hidden 22 May, 2004 Lead O/S
beaumap 10 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Peter Camp
with Peter Camp
John Kettle ??, 2004 AltLd
BlueJohn ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Mick Stockdale
with Mick Stockdale
MazElden ??, 2004 Lead
el diablo 11 Oct, 2003 AltLd
with JimSh
with JimSh
Hidden 11 Oct, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 27 Sep, 2003 AltLd O/S
Wayne S 27 Sep, 2003 AltLd
with Skyfall
with Skyfall
Harry Ellis ?Jul, 2003 -
with Chris Cox
with Chris Cox
jason 7 Jun, 2003 AltLd
with ste
with ste
manmike ?Jun, 2003 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
topsyturvy ??, 2003 AltLd O/S approximate date / before the bad rockfall
with Rob Sykes
approximate date / before the bad rockfall
with Rob Sykes
John Pickles 2 Oct, 2002 Lead O/S
with Paul Willis
with Paul Willis
Hidden 24 Jul, 2002 AltLd
dyfan901 21 Jul, 2002 2nd
with Graham "Jimmy" Clethero
with Graham "Jimmy" Clethero
charliesdad ?May, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Simon Blyth
with Simon Blyth
Chris Murray ?May, 2002 AltLd
with Richard Bower
with Richard Bower
kato'sdad ??, 2002 AltLd
Lakesben ??, 2002 Lead
RobSimmo ??, 2002 AltLd
joe king 13 Jun, 2001 Lead rpt
with Ed Coote
with Ed Coote
Hidden 8 Jun, 2001 2nd O/S
Sut 26 May, 2001 AltLd O/S
biggianthead 20 May, 2001 -
with T
with T
Hidden ??, 2001 -
malc 23 Aug, 2000 AltLd O/S
with CL
with CL
joe king ?Aug, 2000 2nd O/S
with simon ringrose
with simon ringrose
Hammy 11 Jul, 2000 Lead
with Derek Hodgeson
with Derek Hodgeson
clive-greenwood 26 Mar, 2000 AltLd
biggianthead 16 Mar, 2000 -
with HT
with HT
simon cox ??, 2000 -
gypsy3006 ??, 2000 Lead
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Iain Thow 5 Oct, 1999 AltLd Led 2,4&6
with Alex Doherty
Led 2,4&6
with Alex Doherty
stokienomad 2 May, 1999 AltLd
Hammy 31 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Sally Robinson
with Sally Robinson
Bruce Kerr 13 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
with Jenny Kerr
stokienomad ?Jul, 1998 AltLd
Hidden 12 Jun, 1998 -
Hidden 23 Mar, 1998 AltLd O/S
Ratfeeder 20 Feb, 1998 AltLd rpt
with Kim C
with Kim C
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??, 1998 AltLd O/S
with Drew
with Drew
PeteCheung ??, 1998 -
Hammy 5 Oct, 1997 Lead
with Penny Excel
with Penny Excel
roncaves 22 Jun, 1997 AltLd
with Jim Lawrenson
with Jim Lawrenson
rogerskews ??, 1997 AltLd
with Martin Coward
with Martin Coward
biggianthead 6 Sep, 1996 -
with G
with G
Hidden 30 Jul, 1996 2nd
Chris Murray 21 Jun, 1996 AltLd Done this a couple of times. nice route
with Richard Bower
Done this a couple of times. nice route
with Richard Bower
p.crooky#1 4 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with Nick Franklin
with Nick Franklin
icescrew ?May, 1996 AltLd
with Can't remember
with Can't remember
Iain Brown 8 Apr, 1995 -
with Phil
with Phil
daviesxxx ??, 1995 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz ??, 1995 -
JiveWeasel ?Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 8 May, 1994 Lead
Hammy 3 May, 1993 Lead
with Richard Munro
with Richard Munro
Hidden 4 Jul, 1992 Solo
daprince ?Jun, 1992 -
ferret newman ?Jun, 1992 Lead The Ants nest climb variant...
with Moira
The Ants nest climb variant...
with Moira
roncaves 27 May, 1991 AltLd
Rog Wilko ?May, 1991 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
neilh 28 Apr, 1991 Lead O/S
with sara hyde
with sara hyde
Steve Crowe ??, 1991 Lead O/S circa 1991
circa 1991
Hammy 20 Apr, 1990 Lead
with Pete Smith
with Pete Smith
Pete Pozman 8 Apr, 1990 AltLd O/S
with John Byrne
with John Byrne
Ratfeeder ?Jul, 1989 Solo rpt
stewart murray ??, 1989 -
with Richard Kitt
with Richard Kitt
Hidden 31 Jul, 1988 AltLd
BigHairyIan 22 Mar, 1988 AltLd O/S
with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)
with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)
hazeysunshine ?Jul, 1986 AltLd O/S
with Phil
with Phil
biggianthead 19 May, 1986 -
with HT
with HT
EddieA ?Nov, 1984 Lead O/S no ants if you do it in winter - views are better too
with Mark
no ants if you do it in winter - views are better too
with Mark
neil3965 2 Apr, 1984 Lead
with Julie Blythe
with Julie Blythe
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead
sadams 20 Dec, 1983 Lead
with Mark Bonham
with Mark Bonham
steveb2006 20 Aug, 1983 Lead Plus Ken ?
with Mike Pryzodski
Plus Ken ?
with Mike Pryzodski
biggianthead 21 Jun, 1983 -
with G
with G
Hidden 4 May, 1983 2nd
JohnHutch 23 Apr, 1983 AltLd
with JR, L
with JR, L
Richard Weller ?Apr, 1983 AltLd
with Ant Osborne
with Ant Osborne
Ken Taylor 10 Apr, 1982 AltLd
with Gerry Dunford
with Gerry Dunford
andyb211 ?Mar, 1982 2nd rpt
with George Rowley
with George Rowley
babymoac 14 Feb, 1982 AltLd
with MTW
with MTW
MikeDowsett ??, 1982 AltLd
with Andy Lynch
with Andy Lynch
Ken lindsay ??, 1982 AltLd O/S
The Reaper 7 Nov, 1981 AltLd
Hidden 31 Oct, 1981 AltLd O/S
John Marsland 16 Sep, 1981 AltLd
with Tony Rex
with Tony Rex
DonnyDave 10 Jul, 1981 AltLd
with Steve Sykes
with Steve Sykes
Will Webb ?May, 1981 Lead
with Nick Watkins
with Nick Watkins
Nic Robinson 20 Apr, 1981 Lead O/S
with Richard Dickenson
with Richard Dickenson
Hammy 15 Mar, 1980 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
with Rob Lawson
Lord of Starkness ??, 1980 Lead β The only previous time I did the route was in September 1971 - as second to Ed Thompson. Apart from knowing the line, I could remember little else of the route other than knowing it was one I wanted to do when I was confident of leading VS.
with Stu Ely
The only previous time I did the route was in September 1971 - as second to Ed Thompson. Apart from knowing the line, I could remember little else of the route other than knowing it was one I wanted to do when I was confident of leading VS.
with Stu Ely
robinsi197 ??, 1980 -
with Barbara
with Barbara
Hidden ??, 1979 -
nickprior ??, 1979 Lead
with Jim Sutherland
with Jim Sutherland
cenotaphcorner ??, 1979 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 27 Aug, 1978 AltLd
with Sarah Bridge
with Sarah Bridge
Hidden 31 Jul, 1978 AltLd
Rick51 23 Jul, 1978 AltLd
andybirtwistle ?Apr, 1978 Lead
keith Lonsdale ?Apr, 1978 2nd
Hidden 4 Mar, 1978 Lead
Tom V ??, 1978 -
GeoffG 6 Mar, 1977 AltLd
climbing_goose ??, 1977 AltLd O/S beware the ants!!!!
with dave colsey
beware the ants!!!!
with dave colsey
Falko 22 May, 1976 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
with Howard Lancashire
Bob M ?Apr, 1976 Lead
with Dave Kyle
with Dave Kyle
Hidden 8 Feb, 1976 AltLd
Ian Jones ??, 1976 Lead O/S
with Billy Jones
with Billy Jones
tapley 20 Jul, 1975 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Martin Bennett 29 Jun, 1974 -
with SGW
with SGW
Peter Main 13 Jan, 1974 2nd dnf Attempt on climb abandoned after first pitch in very bad conditions of sleet, hail and wind. Rocks very wet
with Robin Andrews
Attempt on climb abandoned after first pitch in very bad conditions of sleet, hail and wind. Rocks very wet
with Robin Andrews
Nigel Bond 4 Aug, 1973 AltLd
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
mikej 11 Feb, 1973 AltLd
with John Bickerdike
with John Bickerdike
Hidden 9 Jul, 1972 AltLd
granitbahn ?May, 1972 AltLd Well worth it. Climbed several times - once by headtorch! The ants swarming up the rope seem to be an enduring feature - they were there in 1972!
with Rick Reeve
Well worth it. Climbed several times - once by headtorch! The ants swarming up the rope seem to be an enduring feature - they were there in 1972!
with Rick Reeve
Gordon Stainforth 14 Jul, 1971 AltLd
with Tim James
with Tim James
greenbuoy 27 Jun, 1971 AltLd
with Bob Lister
with Bob Lister
Hidden 13 Sep, 1970 AltLd
Martin Bennett 13 Aug, 1970 -
with IW
with IW
Dave Musgrove 22 Jun, 1969 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
RichardMc 1 Mar, 1969 Lead
with Alan Thompson
with Alan Thompson
tutbury ?Oct, 1967 -
with Liz Butterworth
with Liz Butterworth
uphillnow ?Sep, 1967 - DONE VARIOUSLY SINCE
DONE VARIOUSLY SINCE
Seymore Butt ??, 1965 AltLd
with Ian Heys
with Ian Heys
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